The are a multitude of ways to play Oregon Lottery Scratch-its. Some people scratch to see the prizes first, some go line by line. Others simply scratch the barcode and scan the tickets to find out they won. Then you have Harry Goodier of Springfield.
Goodier’s system for playing Scratch-its paid off this week -- scratching the game part of the ticket first, then revealing his prize.
“I like to not see the prizes until I’m done,” Goodier said. “I saw I had a winner, went back, and when it said $80,000 I couldn’t believe it.”
Goodier won $80,000, the top prize, on the $10 Bonus Slots Scratch-it. As of Tuesday, May 12, one top prize remained on the popular Scratch-it. Goodier purchased his ticket the Chevron on 42nd Street in Springfield when he stopped for an energy drink.
“As I was checking out, that Scratch-it called my name,” Goodier laughed. “After I scratched it, I checked it on the mobile app, and when I got the balloons and ‘Congratulations Harry!’ I knew it was real.”
To protect the health and safety of its employees and the public, the Oregon Lottery has temporarily closed the Salem and Wilsonville Lottery offices. Officials with the Lottery continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. If players have a winning ticket, they can fill out a claim form on the Oregon Lottery website, https://oregonlottery.org/about/claim-prizes , and then mail in the signed ticket and claim form.
Players who have winning tickets of $50,000 or more, will need to make an appointment to come to the Oregon Lottery office in Salem. Call 503-540-1000 for assistance. As always, players should be certain to sign the back of their tickets.
Goodier was one of several Scratch-it winners who visited the Oregon Lottery this week. With the shuttering of Video Lottery terminals across the state due to public health concerns, Lottery officials say that Scratch-it sales last week were double what they were a year ago.
Source: Oregon Lottery